Thursday, August 14, 2014
I live in the suburb next to Ferguson. I am often in the area where the riots are occuring. Ferguson is a great community and it breaks my heart that this is happening. I don't really know what to say. I don't understand why an unarmed man was shot & killed. I am frustrated that the police will not give out more information. I am appalled that people are using this as a reason to loot businesses that are supporting their community. I am horrified that the police are taking such militaristic tactics. I am saddened that the news and social media sites are not putting a greater emphasis on the citizens that are trying to help their neighborhood recover. If you only watched national news, you would think Ferguson is a war zone. It isn't. I am at a lost as to what to do to make the situation better. This isn't the Ferguson I know, and I feel helpless to do anything about it.